I’ve always enjoyed children, but babies? Not so much. After all, all they do is eat, sleep, and dirty diapers, right? Even though I’ve never been a “baby person,” when I had my own, I learned that it really was different. Yes, the diapers are still stinky, and sleep deprivation takes its toll, but there’s [...]
Our shopping trip for nursery furniture was like a dream come true. I felt like I was looking on as some storybook tale unfolded before my eyes: The happy couple walked through the store, hand-in-hand, her cute pink top with a bow tied just above her swollen belly. Unlike so many such stories I’d glimpsed [...]
I became unexpectedly pregnant one month before I turned 23 years old. I had never really thought about being pregnant before, so when my body started changing, I went through a roller coaster of emotions, which contained mostly tears of fright!
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, your pregnancy is unique. Not only is your own body one-of-a-kind, but so is your baby’s. While you can compare notes with other moms and moms-to-be, and even with your own previous pregnancies (if you’ve had any), none of these other experiences will precisely clue you [...]
Nothing symbolizes hope like pregnancy and babies. They can give us a fresh perspective, something to anticipate, and even the motivation we need to live our lives the way we already know we should. Personally, I wish my life already had all of that and I could bring my babies into a perfect world—or at [...]
In the 7 or 8 months most women know they’re expecting a child, they have a target date in view: their due date. If the first and second trimesters seem to go at a turtle’s pace, the last one slows to that of a snail. For me, the long-awaited flip of the calendar to the [...]
The birth preparation I had done didn’t end up being useful in the way I had envisioned; however, it did teach me a valuable lesson that has helped me as a mom: As women, we have our plans and ideas of how we want life to go, but as moms, we have to learn to [...]
What is most important in life? Kali is 28, has a 6-year-old son and has been divorced for several years. She is a beautiful petite brunette who recently had a tummy tuck and breast enhancement so she could go farther in her modeling career. Kali prides herself as being a very responsible young lady. She [...]